iudex

iudex

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On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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tassosDA: Sooo,no smart comments about Pentax LED's this time? Anybody?? :-)

At K-S1 it was just a gimmick with no real meaning,however at K-1 it actually has a function. Actually after seeing the LED above the mount I wonder how come noone has made it before. I often had problems mounting a lens when switching lenses at night and this little light coud help.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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h2k: "At the time of launch, Ricoh offers approximately 12 FA and DFA full-frame lenses."
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Wondering what's the difference.

@MikeF4Black: there are 12 fullframe lenses in production, the majority of APSC primes is usable on FF (some "fully usable", some "when stopped down", however there is a picture taken with "must be stopped down" lens wide open and it´s perfectly OK). Add number of discontinued FF lenses, third party lenses and you have a nice portfolio right from the beginning. Incomparable to the a7.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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davidbea: By the chart it indicates I can use my 35mm f2.8 Macro stopped down. I assume that means wide open I would experience vignetting. Anybody have a sense of how much and what aperture would be required to eliminate it? Also how much could Photoshop save/correct?
I very tempted except for the size which is why I have been checking out the Sony A7II and Sony A7RII.
Thanks.
David

Btw. the K-1 gallery has a picture shot with DA 70mm lens wide open and it looks completely OK to me. I guess most of the "need to be stopped down" lenses will only show some vignetting that can be solved in PP.
Plus I have seen a video where a guy used a DA zoom and while there was a black circle at wide end, it disappeared with zooming.
And if there is no full FF coverage, it doesn´t mean that you cannot gain more than a APSC crop. So maybe a 21mm DA lens does not cover full 21mm, but it can cover more then just simple crop (31,5mm), say 26mm eq. So it can still be useful.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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veritalens: Question! I have never used any Ricoh/Pentax cameras (although I would like a GRII), is the pixel-shift procedure output comparable to Sigma's Foveon tech? Is the output similar?

And the pixel shift work at every ISO (unlike Foveon sensor that is usable to cca. ISO 400-800 only).

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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ttran88: I have to wonder, Pentax releases the K1 and gets all sorts of kudos from different brands of shooters. But with Canon's recent releases it gets bashed left and right. Are people just against Canon as a brand? Or are the recent releases not very exciting?

No fight, it just looked like there are no novelties on the K-1. The fps, sync speed etc. are mediocre, but similar to the competition. D810 has 5 fps (not much of a difference), same has the 5Ds. Sync speed: 5Ds has the same 1/200s, D810 slightly better 1/250s. Only the AF modul is questionable: 33 points is behind the competition and I am afraid we cannot expect Canon AF speed. But I will save the judgement for later.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:59 UTC

Nice. I expect these improvements to come to G5x soon, so it may finally be the perfect enthusiast compact. At least for me the G5x ticks all the boxes: large sensor, EVF, fast lens with sufficient focal range, good handling and controls. Only the performance (speed) was poor; now it promises to be much much better. We will see.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 46th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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h2k: "At the time of launch, Ricoh offers approximately 12 FA and DFA full-frame lenses."
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Wondering what's the difference.

FA are lenses dating back to film era. DFA are fullframe lenses developed for DSLRs, so basically newer design/construction.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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The Squire: Big news. I wasn't sure if this or Duke Nukem Forever was going to be released first.

They don't release very often, but when they do it's always interesting... I almost bought in to Pentax a few years ago, only the slow release cycles put me off.

The slow release cycle goes well with the "built to survive" construction and 300000 actuations shutter. It takes some time to wear down such camera. :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

Just like the last slide says: for Pentaxians it´s dream that has come true and even if it didn´t have anything more the competition has, it has a FF sensor and that would be enough. However the spec list is impressive and there are many novelties the Canon/Nikon fullframe cameras don´t have.
And for non-Pentaxians there is this huge appeal of fantastic price: 1000 bucks cheaper than comparable D810 and even cheaper than lower-positioned D750. I cannot imagine the price of the rumoured (less specced) K-2.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:38 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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ttran88: I have to wonder, Pentax releases the K1 and gets all sorts of kudos from different brands of shooters. But with Canon's recent releases it gets bashed left and right. Are people just against Canon as a brand? Or are the recent releases not very exciting?

@scd: Nothing new? Which other DSLR offers 5-axis IBIS? Which other DSLR (or any type of camera) offers twisting LCD? Which other camera has shutter built for 300000 actuations? Which Nikon/Canon offerr pixel-shift high resolution mode? Which other camera offers astro-tracing? Has iluminated mount? Etc.
I would understand if you complained about K-1 video features (these are sub-par), but saying there´s "nothing new" is ignorance.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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ttran88: I have to wonder, Pentax releases the K1 and gets all sorts of kudos from different brands of shooters. But with Canon's recent releases it gets bashed left and right. Are people just against Canon as a brand? Or are the recent releases not very exciting?

Pentax has introduced it´s first fullframe DSLR, that is packed with unique features never seen before in a (FF) DSLR, all this fot a price of high-end APCS cameras from Canon/Nikon. So why should anyone be excited about this expensive Canon with minor upgrades?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
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jaxson: These seem to be teasing anyone with any remaining faith in the company.

Everyone else just gets a good old laugh out of it.

scrup: have you noticed the delay of D500? ;-)
Nikon introduces its cameras quickly, but then either delays them or solves problems on the fly.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
On a photo in the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

The king of all hipsters! :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 1st comment
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jaxson: These seem to be teasing anyone with any remaining faith in the company.

Everyone else just gets a good old laugh out of it.

Wouldl you laugh if you got a Nikon D810 1000 dollars cheaper? Because K-1 will compete directly against D810, with the same sensor, more features for much less money.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:16 UTC
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iudex: To all those bashing Pentax for this pics: the pictures have no other meaning than remind that the introduction of K-1 is close (rumoured date is 18th February).
Ricoh does not want to reveal anything in advance, even not the resolution, thus the resolution is so small (so proclamations like "this could have been shot with an iPhone" are out of place). Anyhow it is a public secret within Pentaxian community that the sensor will be Sony 36 MPx, the same as in D810. But before people start sayng something like "oh, Nikon has got this sensor for 2 years now" please wait for the price. That will explain everything (rumoured MRSP should be cca. 2000 USD, what is 1000 USD! less than the D810).

Sony was in a different position: the SLT concept was not great, seemingly a dead-end. Pentax is a different case, it has tradition, strong fan base and loads of legacy FF lenses. I am sure it will sell well.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 08:10 UTC
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iudex: To all those bashing Pentax for this pics: the pictures have no other meaning than remind that the introduction of K-1 is close (rumoured date is 18th February).
Ricoh does not want to reveal anything in advance, even not the resolution, thus the resolution is so small (so proclamations like "this could have been shot with an iPhone" are out of place). Anyhow it is a public secret within Pentaxian community that the sensor will be Sony 36 MPx, the same as in D810. But before people start sayng something like "oh, Nikon has got this sensor for 2 years now" please wait for the price. That will explain everything (rumoured MRSP should be cca. 2000 USD, what is 1000 USD! less than the D810).

Also the K-1 will have many unique features the competition does not have, like the pixel shift high resolution mode (imagine those details at 36 MPx multiplied by 4!), unique movement of LCD screen and basically all the other features the K-3 II has (and maybe Ricoh has something more up in its sleeve). And I repeat, for the price of an entry-level FF cameras from N/C.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 07:35 UTC

To all those bashing Pentax for this pics: the pictures have no other meaning than remind that the introduction of K-1 is close (rumoured date is 18th February).
Ricoh does not want to reveal anything in advance, even not the resolution, thus the resolution is so small (so proclamations like "this could have been shot with an iPhone" are out of place). Anyhow it is a public secret within Pentaxian community that the sensor will be Sony 36 MPx, the same as in D810. But before people start sayng something like "oh, Nikon has got this sensor for 2 years now" please wait for the price. That will explain everything (rumoured MRSP should be cca. 2000 USD, what is 1000 USD! less than the D810).

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 07:35 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
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iudex: If should have been weather sealed for that price. Apart from that (and the high pricetag) very tempting, currently the most interesting M4/3 camera.

It´s not only the price of the material: in fact, material is the least expensive part. It´s the R&D, more time and work, all this needs to be paid. What do you think, why they are no 200-300 USD weather-sealed cameras (if weather sealing costs nothing)?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 09:56 UTC
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iudex: If should have been weather sealed for that price. Apart from that (and the high pricetag) very tempting, currently the most interesting M4/3 camera.

Really? So you mean more material, insulation, more precise manufacturing etc. cost nothing? ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 09:16 UTC

If should have been weather sealed for that price. Apart from that (and the high pricetag) very tempting, currently the most interesting M4/3 camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 53rd comment | 7 replies
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